When gas fireplaces first came out, they looked like little more than burners and were not very good at emulating the style of traditional fireplaces. Fortunately, that’s all changed! Modern gas fireplaces can be fitted with fully customizable gas log sets that look just like real wood and allow your gas fireplace to burn efficiently and effectively no matter what type you have! If you want to install a gas fireplace in your home, or if you already have one and you want to update its look to something more modern, call James A. Wheat & Sons to install gas logs today!
The two major types of gas logs are vented and vent-free gas logs. Both of these are available in a huge variety of styles. Vented gas logs are the most popular type of gas logs and must be installed in a fully functioning wood burning fireplace in order to accurately resemble a realistic wood fire. Since gas logs need to be vented, the chimney must remain completely open any time the fireplace is running.
Vent-free gas logs do not require outside venting, and can be installed either in a vent-free fireplace or an approved vented fireplace. Vent-free gas logs are highly efficient at providing radiant heat. Unlike vented gas logs, vent-free gas logs cannot be repositioned – fortunately there are a huge number of styles to choose from so you’re sure to find one you want!
When picking out gas logs for your fireplace, it’s important to take into consideration whether you have a standard or see-through fireplace. Standard fireplaces have only one opening, so you only need to pick out gas logs that are “finished” on one side. See-through fireplaces are open on two sides, so you’ll want to find logs that are finished on both sides so they look nice no matter what side you view them from.
No matter what look you’re going for, James A. Wheat & Sons has gas logs in every style to make your gas fireplace look as natural (or modern) as possible! Whether you’re looking for split oak, charred oak, white birch or any other type of wood, we’ve got what you need to make your gas fireplace yours. Check out our extensive collection of gas log styles – you’re sure to find one you love!
If you’re setting up a gas fireplace and you want to install gas logs, fill out the form to the right or call James A. Wheat & Sons today!
James A. Wheat & Sons, Inc. is a family owned and locally operated business that has been serving residential, commercial and industrial customers in Montgomery County, Maryland (MD) and NW Washington, DC since 1978. For two generations, our HVAC company has been striving to provide plumbing, heating and air conditioning services that exceed your expectations.
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